Posted by admin on May 27, 2015

The Things Needed for a Termite Inspection

Whether a termite inspection is done independently or with the help of a pest control team, a person should be properly geared for the said activity. This will not only assure that the person has the correct equipment that he or she will be using in order to check for signs of life or activity from termites but to also uphold safety when properly conducting a termite inspection. Usually, a termite inspections does not require much equipment; in fact, there are only three things an exterminator or a person needs in order to get the job done. Each of these items is listed below together with a description and what it can do to help.

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Overalls

A good pair of overalls is a must when a person will perform a termite inspection as the overalls will protect the person and his or her clothing from getting dirtied on as well as from possible nicks and scratches as the person will look at every nook and cranny of the structure he or she is checking in order to effectively look for physical signs of termites, be it mud tubes, wood damage or a termite itself.

Flashlight

A flashlight is an indispensable item used during a termite inspection for the reason that these inspections will require the exterminator or person performing this duty to check every possible location in a building and that includes areas where light can hardly be present such as corners and spaces hidden by large furniture. It is important that these areas should be included in the inspection especially since mud tubes can also appear in tricky locations and not just in the usual walls and foundations where they have a better chance of burrowing through the building that is why having a flashlight illuminate these darkened spaces will help.

Pocket knife

A pocket knife is one of those items that can do three things at once during termite inspections. The first of which is using the handle of the knife in order to properly produce the right amount of noise when it comes to checking for possible internal wood damage as a specific sound will emanate from the walls if they are indeed damaged from the inside. The second thing that a pocket knife can do is picking through mud tubes to check if there are termites making use of the tunnel and lastly it can be used to bore a small hole through the wooden wall to check both the damage and the existence of termites but the last part is only optional and should be done only if other signs are present.

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